Tropical Cyclone Zane formed in the Coral Sea to the northeast of Queensland on Monday and quickly strengthened during the next 24 hours.
Zane currently has tropical storm-force sustained winds as it approaches the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland.
Landfall is expected across the northern half of the Cape York Peninsula, during the day Thursday, local time. The main threats will be damaging winds at and near the coast along with flooding rains which can cut some of the small towns of the region off for several days.
The satellite image above shows Zane off the coast of Queensland Wednesday night, local time.
Zane is expected to remain a tropical cyclone, although in a weaker state as it moves farther west into the Gulf of Carpentaria later in the week.
At this point, it appears Zane will likely lose its tropical cyclone status before making another landfall, but enhanced rainfall could lead to some flooding potential across northern third of Northern Territory late in the week.
The rain is here to stay in Seattle, as showers and cloudy skies takeover the week's weather.
Two storms will bring high winds to the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend.
A storm will drop heavy snow and disrupt travel from parts of the Midwest to a large part of the Northeast by Sunday.
Wintery weather will not let up anytime soon in Chicago, as the city will experience cold, snow and ice this week.
The coldest air of the season so far has descended on northeastern Pennsylvania and the I-80/I-81 corridors. A storm will move in Saturday and tap into some of that cold air.
Severe freeze: Tallahassee 10 degrees Tampa 15 degrees Appalachicola 20 degrees; all time low Lakeland 20 degrees; all time low Orlando 20 degrees; all time low Jacksonville 12 degrees Miami 35 degrees - millions in damage
Kansas City, MO (1992)
2.68" of rain.
Flagstaff, AZ (1967)
27.3" snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall total.